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Garrett Smith
09-04-2007, 09:57 AM
For those of you in the know about bike parts, I'm looking for a perineum-friendly bicycle seat. The wife and I are arranging things to become more pregnancy-friendly (we aren't trying and we're not trying not to try, if you get my drift, good old Russian Roulette style) and I believe the bike seat I have now (I only ride once a week yet I still get some numbness) plays a possible role in this area.

I'm more interested in seats that folks have tried than in seats that people Google.

Thanks!

Mike ODonnell
09-04-2007, 11:06 AM
I'm no expert but i have one of these and works great for my MTB. Supposed to be the best "male friendly" type on the market.....or some guy at the bike shop sold me on it that way....either way, works for me.

http://www.serfas.com/rx_saddles/index_rx.shtml

Dave Van Skike
09-04-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm no expert but i have one of these and works great for my MTB. Supposed to be the best "male friendly" type on the market.....or some guy at the bike shop sold me on it that way....either way, works for me.

http://www.serfas.com/rx_saddles/index_rx.shtml


I've never found those workable. For me, one word...Brooks. hard as a diamond, supple as a reed....

http://www.brooksengland.com/press/2006_02/B17_Sprinter_Ltd_Edition/SprinterBox.jpg


The key to a comfortable saddle is bike fit. Saddle should be hard enough to allow you to put your weight on your sit bones and not on your junk.

Anytime someone tells me they need a special saddle I look at their stem/handlbar height and reach. 90% of tingly weiner/ballsack problems originate with sloppy bike fit.

Mike ODonnell
09-04-2007, 12:12 PM
Anytime someone tells me they need a special saddle I look at their stem/handlbar height and reach. 90% of tingly weiner/ballsack problems originate with sloppy bike fit.

So I can blame my bike for my Irish heritage?? Ohhhh wait...you said tingly....my bad...my bad....

Garrett Smith
09-04-2007, 03:50 PM
I believe I'll be addressing both, based on my own hunch and Dave's suggestion: bike fit and the saddle.

Since my bike is a customized retrofitted fixie, I'll have to hope that adjustments can be made without requiring a new bike.

Steve Shafley
09-04-2007, 07:05 PM
I hear nightshades are good for fertility....

Garrett Smith
09-05-2007, 01:49 PM
Steve, I'd guess you heard wrong...geez, I wish I could even joke around on this subject...birth defects from nightshade consumption in many species of animals have been documented in feeding studies, fertility hasn't been as well studied. A quick search came up with this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=12453729&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17566292&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16169398&ordinalpos=6&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=12672156&ordinalpos=17&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=11203440&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus

I should probably lighten up on this subject, right?

Thomas Bailly
09-25-2008, 04:03 PM
a great way to reduce total time on bike and strengthen legs and upper body is of course to remove the saddle and stay standing up.( you may also want to remove seat post if you go that route).

If not I like my MTB saddle by fly
http://www.bikepartsplace.com/discount/saddle-fly-ti/

as mentioned before, fit is key.

Craig Brown
09-25-2008, 09:31 PM
I'll second the Brooks. Remove the padding, remove the problem. Padding gets compressed by the sit bones so it ends up that you have pressure on the perinium. No padding, no pressure.

Craig